Live and Local: Gold Coast music photography

Live and Local is a showcase of artistic talent on the Gold Coast, where music and photography fuse seamlessly, and we, the audience, look on and listen in awe.

Nadia Achilles, Leigh Kelly, Dan Maynard, Danny Santangelo, Leisen Standen and Pete Wheeler share a passion for photographing the Gold Coast live music scene that is rivalled only by the musicians they document. Each photographer has turned their lens to the stage to capture in concert a roll call of some of our hottest musicians.

The Gold Coast is brimming with creative talent, musicians who have all cut their teeth performing at the likes of Miami Marketta, Shark Bar, Coolyfest, and NightQuarter, bringing a home-grown sound to a new generation of Gold Coasters. The national touring circuit brings leading acts to the Gold Coast, who fire it up the stage to deliver cracking shows.

The Live and Local photographers have dived in, even going backstage, to get amongst it and preserve the raw energy that comes from performing live music.

Live and Local forms part of the Let there be rock! exhibition.

Image: Nadia Achilles, Bec Sandridge at Cooly Beachfest, Coolangatta 2017 (detail), digital print, courtesy of Nadia Achilles

Presented by HOTA, Home of the Arts

Eats & Drinks before, during or after checking out the exhibition?

We highly recommend booking at our Café.

Let there be rock!

8 Dec – 17 Feb

This show is part of Let there be rock! exhibition and events.

Crowd surf all things rock ‘n’ roll this summer – music, art, movie conversations and mayhem.

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